Canon Legria HF G25 vs Zoom Q8

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Canon Legria HF G25
Zoom Q8

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Reasons For

4 Reasons For
98% bigger digital zoom Edit
The Canon Legria HF G25 is a 200x (digital) camcorder. That's 196x bigger than the Zoom Q8 (4x). Read more

A digital zoom enlarges the pixels in a digital image to make the subject appear closer. Using digital zoom can result in images becoming blurry as the underlying image remains the same.

A digital zoom allows you to enlarge a subject without having to move closer. Digital zoom can be used as an alternative to an optical zoom, although it will result in a loss of image quality.

One more memory slots Edit
The Canon Legria HF G25 has two memory slotss, however the Zoom Q8 only has one memory slots.
Larger display diagonal Edit
Canon Legria HF G25 is 3.5" screen size, but the Zoom Q8 is only a 2.7" screen size camcorder (0.8" smaller). Read more

Display diagonal of the camcorder's build in display.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to record and review video and images.

User reviews are hugely better
Based on 65 reviews, the Canon Legria HF G25 has an average user review score of 92%, but the Zoom Q8 has an average rating of 71% (based on 17 reviews).
5 Reasons For
0.63MP bigger total megapixels Edit
The Zoom Q8 is a 3MP sensor camcorder. That's 0.63MP bigger than the Canon Legria HF G25 (3MP). Read more

A megapixel (MP or Mpx) is one million pixels, and is a term used not only for the number of pixels in an image, but also to express the number of image sensor elements of digital cameras or the number of display elements of digital displays. For example, a camera that makes a 2048 1536 pixel image typically uses a few extra rows and columns of sensor elements and is commonly said to have "3.2 megapixels" or "3.4 megapixels", depending on whether the number reported is the "effective" or the "total" pixel count (as opposed to the 2048 1536 = 3,145,728 finished image pixels).

A larger number of megapixels increases the sharpness of images and video.

A lot larger maximum memory card size Edit
The Zoom Q8 has a maximum memory card size of 128GB, whereas the Canon Legria HF G25 is only a 64GB maximum memory card size camcorder (64GB smaller). Read more

Using memory cards in addition to the camcorder's internal storage increases the time the camcorder can record video.

Using a larger memory card allows the user to record video for longer and at higher resolution.

305g lighter Edit
The Zoom Q8 has a weight of 260g, however the Canon Legria HF G25 is a 565g weight camcorder (305g heavier). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

A lighter camcorder is easier to handle when recording and to carry when travelling.

Cheaper by $459
The Zoom Q8 costs $459 less than the Canon Legria HF G25.
15 shops are selling it
A greater number of shops increases the chances of the product remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for this camcorder.

Reasons Against

6 Reasons Against
0.63MP smaller total megapixels Edit
The Canon Legria HF G25 has a total megapixels of 2.37MP, however the Zoom Q8 is a 3MP sensor camcorder (0.63MP bigger). Read more

A megapixel (MP or Mpx) is one million pixels, and is a term used not only for the number of pixels in an image, but also to express the number of image sensor elements of digital cameras or the number of display elements of digital displays. For example, a camera that makes a 2048 1536 pixel image typically uses a few extra rows and columns of sensor elements and is commonly said to have "3.2 megapixels" or "3.4 megapixels", depending on whether the number reported is the "effective" or the "total" pixel count (as opposed to the 2048 1536 = 3,145,728 finished image pixels).

A larger number of megapixels increases the sharpness of images and video.

Vastly smaller maximum memory card size Edit
The Canon Legria HF G25 is a 64GB maximum memory card size camcorder. That's 64GB smaller than the Zoom Q8 (128GB). Read more

Using memory cards in addition to the camcorder's internal storage increases the time the camcorder can record video.

Using a larger memory card allows the user to record video for longer and at higher resolution.

Heavier Edit
The Canon Legria HF G25 is a 565g weight camcorder. That's 305g heavier than the Zoom Q8 (260g). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

A lighter camcorder is easier to handle when recording and to carry when travelling.

$459 more expensive
The Canon Legria HF G25 is more expensive than the Zoom Q8 by $459.
Not as many stockists
Only 1 store sell the Canon Legria HF G25, however 16 sellers sell the Zoom Q8. Read more
Smaller numbers of retailers reduces the chances of this camcorder remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
Two months older
The Canon Legria HF G25 is older than the Zoom Q8 by two months.
4 Reasons Against
Hugely smaller digital zoom Edit
Zoom Q8 is only 4x (digital), but the Canon Legria HF G25 is a 200x (digital) camcorder (196x bigger). Read more

A digital zoom enlarges the pixels in a digital image to make the subject appear closer. Using digital zoom can result in images becoming blurry as the underlying image remains the same.

A digital zoom allows you to enlarge a subject without having to move closer. Digital zoom can be used as an alternative to an optical zoom, although it will result in a loss of image quality.

Only one memory slots Edit
The Zoom Q8 is a one memory slots camcorder, whereas the Canon Legria HF G25 only has two memory slotss.
30% smaller display diagonal Edit
The Zoom Q8 has a display diagonal of 2.7". That's 0.8" smaller than the Canon Legria HF G25 (2.7"). Read more

Display diagonal of the camcorder's build in display.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to record and review video and images.

User review Rating is vastly Worse
The Zoom Q8's average user score is only 71%, however the Canon Legria HF G25's is 92% (based on 65 reviews).

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

15 months Ago 13 months Ago

Image Sensor

Total Megapixels
2.37MP 3MP
BEST
Optical Sensor Size
 1/3
 1/3
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Effective Megapixels (image)
2.07MP Unknown - Click to provide data
Effective Megapixels (movie)
2.07MP Unknown - Click to provide data

Lens System

Optical Zoom
10x Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital Zoom
200x
BEST
4x
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Unknown - Click to provide data 35mm
Minimum Aperture Number
2.8 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
30.4 - 304 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range (f-F)
4.25 - 42.5 Unknown - Click to provide data

Storage

Maximum Memory Card Size
64GB 128GB
BEST
Internal Storage Capacity
32GB Unknown - Click to provide data
Memory Slots
2
BEST
1
Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Camcorder Media Type
 Memory card
 Memory card

Focusing

Closest Focusing Distance
0.1m Unknown - Click to provide data
Face Detection
 Face detection
Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual

White Balance

White Balance
 Fluorescent H
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Fluorescent H
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade

Shutter

Camera Shutter Speed
1/2000 Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Display Diagonal
3.5"
BEST
2.7"
Built-In Display
 Built-in display
 Built-in display
Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution (numeric)
922,000 pixels Unknown - Click to provide data
Display
 LCD
 LCD

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
0.24" Unknown - Click to provide data
Viewfinder
260,000 pixels Unknown - Click to provide data

Camera

Camcorder Type
 handheld
 handheld
Photo Effects
 Cinema
 Cinema
Image Processor
 DIGIC DV III
BEST
 DIGIC DV III
Minimum Illumination
0.1lx Unknown - Click to provide data
Self-Timer Delay
2,10 Unknown - Click to provide data

Design

Tripod Mountable
 Tripod mountable
Unknown - Click to provide data
LED Indicators
Unknown - Click to provide data
 LED indicators
Colour of Product
 Black
 Black

Video

HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution
24 Mbit/s Unknown - Click to provide data
Supported Video Modes
 1080p
 720p
 1080p
 720p
Video Formats Supported
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
Video Resolutions
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 848 x 480
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 848 x 480
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Maximum Frame Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 60fps
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST

Still Image

Maximum Image Resolution
 1920 x 1080
BEST
 1920 x 1080

Audio

Audio Formats Supported
 WAV
 AAC++
 WAV
 AAC++
BEST
Built-In Speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Audio System
 Dolby Digital 2.0/5.1
BEST
 Dolby Digital 2.0/5.1

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
DC-In Jack
Unknown - Click to provide data
 DC-in jack
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Microphone in
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
 Headphone outputs
 Headphone outputs
Mini-USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
1 1
Micro-USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1

Battery

Video Recording Time
1.55h Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Type
BP-827 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Voltage
Unknown - Click to provide data 4.2V
Battery Capacity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,700mAh
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
565g 260g
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Height
82mm 69mm
Depth
210mm 158mm
Width
95mm 48mm

Packaging Content

AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Warranty Card
 Warranty card
Unknown - Click to provide data
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